Brotherhood of the Wolf Reviews

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September 30, 2002
A wonder of magpie postmodernism, a samurai adventure with Hong Kong action and a wry touch of American Western, all sewn into a free interpretation of Gallic history that also has its finger on the pulse of current social trends.
March 22, 2002
Instead of fluid acrobatics, we get hyperbolic montages of kicking feet, somersaulting torsos, and fists connecting with faces.
March 13, 2002
Fun movie, animatronic beast and all.
February 8, 2002
Exhilirating viewing, at least while the feet are flying and the fangs are baring.
February 8, 2002
Utterly preposterous but so full of enthusiasm and flashy style that it's entertaining anyway.
February 1, 2002
An extraordinary film, although not necessarily a good one.
January 24, 2002
A tediously complicated, half-mad narrative that involves, among other things, a secret society, a house of prostitution, a beautiful noblewoman, the king of France and a one-armed man who isn't what he seems.
January 22, 2002
This new take on horror is more of the bloody same.
January 22, 2002
Pop-fantasy action films don't have to be this unendingly horrid.
January 18, 2002
This is a film to savor, not only for the intelligent currents it establishes between past and present but also for the bravura it brings to pure spectacle.
January 18, 2002
Ridiculously entertaining, like a 2-hour visit to some weird foreign county fair where you visit an educational exhibit, knock down some stuffed targets, catch the freak show, visit the house of horrors and then get lucky on the Ferris wheel.
January 17, 2002
Feels artificial, a concoction designed to be outrageous and cool, instead of earning coolness on its own merits.
January 17, 2002
This is one of those follies that go beyond pesky, bourgeois notions of 'good' and 'bad.'
January 15, 2002
It's easily the most disarming and inventive movie made for genre geeks in years.
January 15, 2002
Daring in its approach and successful in its result -- assuming the result is to provide pure entertainment to the viewer.
January 12, 2002
Check your brains at the popcorn stand, ignore most of the florid, subtitled dialogue -- and sit back and enjoy this genre-bending wild ride.
January 11, 2002
A mad agglomeration of styles and traditions that ultimately results in nothing so much as a mad agglomeration of styles and traditions.
January 11, 2002
Gans appears to have no threshold of pain when it comes to his eardrums.
January 11, 2002
With this grisly popcorn movie, we're reminded of the heavy-handed contributions that some U.S. blockbusters are making to global culture.
January 11, 2002
A tremendously fun, epic, kitchen-sink of genres that just avoids getting too silly or predictable.
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